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Dickies UK Worker of the Year Finalists Announced

Dickies UK Worker of the Year Finalists Announced


The seven finalists for the title of Dickies UK Worker of the Year have been announced as judges move one step closer to selecting Britain’s number one worker for 2014 from across the nation’s workforce. This year’s finalists represent a wide range of professions, from plumbing to baking and everything in between. 

The seven finalists are:

Andrew Fox-Hewitt – a firefighter from Newcastle

Louise Kathryn – a baker from Manchester

Chris Teale – a plumbing and heating engineer from Barnet

Francis Williams – a project engineer from Stropshire

Andrew Mitchinson – an auto valeter from Yorkshire

Jeremy Young – a landscape gardener and builder from Ceredigion

Mike Watton – a chef from Cornwall.

Judging day now awaits the finalists on the 26th September, where they will all bid to be named UK Worker of the Year winner. All seven finalists are to attend Suzuki GB’s headquarters in Milton Keynes, where they will each in turn, be questioned by a panel of judges. Each entrant will be asked a series of questions, giving them the ultimate chance to stake their claim for the title of the UK’s hardest worker.


Maurice Morton, sales and marketing director at Dickies said: “The standard of entries has increased and has been noticeably stronger than in previous years. We received the highest number of entries this year and all of our seven finalists have a strong case to scoop this year’s prestigious title. It was obviously no small task to sift our way through the thousands of nominations we received, so it’s been a multi-stage process through which we gradually narrowed things down to the final seven.”


The winner of the UK Worker of the Year 2014 competition will have the choice between a Suzuki S-Cross car, V-Strom 1000 motorcycle or an ATV Quad bike. Also, the winner, who will be presented their prize at Brands Hatch on the 18th October, will have a chance of securing an additional £100K in cash by predicting the outcome of one of the final races over the British Superbike finale weekend.


Farmer Judi James from Dorchester and the winner of UK Worker of the Year 2013 commented: “Winning the competition and being recognised for your hard work is life-changing. I’ve come a long way since my win last year and the title I hold will stick with me forever. I’ve gained more confidence in my farming credentials and recently accomplished my goal of driving a combine harvester from London to Dorchester for charity – something I don’t think I would have had the confidence to complete if it wasn’t for the support I received after winning this competition. I cannot wait to sit on the judging panel this year.”